007 Racing PlayStation

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
Buy On
  1. 50
    007 Racing ain't the Sean Connery of Bond games, it's the Timothy Dalton version.
  2. Overall, 007 Racing isn't polished enough to fill the needs of objective-based driving game fans. Fans of these types of games would be better served by "Driver 2."
  3. 70
    Offers mild fun that will appeal for sure only to gamers who love both Bond and action-driving games.
  4. A good idea, but the gameplay, graphics, and controls make this game come up short.
  5. Generic and by-the-numbers, 007 Racing shoehorns one of the world's best-known licenses into a dated car combat engine that wouldn't be taken seriously without it.
  6. For driving fans used to the rigors of Gran Turismo and Ridge Racer, 007 rates about a 003 on the fun factor scale.
  7. The fact of the matter is that the gameplay in this ramshackle title pales in comparison to these top-selling greats, as does its unpredictable design, boring multiplayer modes (deathmatch, pass the bomb, etc.) and outdated engine.
  8. Daily Radar
    50
    Failing to pull through with what could have been a very interesting premise, however, EA has given us the keys to Bond's wheels but included with them jagged visuals, uninteresting level designs and some of the least polish we've seen in a while, making this game something of a clunker.
  9. CheckOut
    50
    One of the most novel gaming premises to come along in quite some time, (but) its poor gameplay mechanics and woeful graphics ultimately relegate it to that ignominious coulda-been, shoulda-been pile of underachieving PlayStation action titles.

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
#17 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. KeenanS
    Jun 7, 2009
    1
    After Nintendo sold off the rights to make games about James Bond, EA sought to capitalize on the success of the fantastic Goldeneye 007, and After Nintendo sold off the rights to make games about James Bond, EA sought to capitalize on the success of the fantastic Goldeneye 007, and made a series of Bond games that weren't so bad, except for this turd of a game. This is my personal choice for worst PSone game. The game is an unbelievably horrible mess. The gameplay is atrocious thanks to the slippery controls and the fact your sports cars are slow. Your car will constantly swerve out of control randomly and you will have extreme difficulty trying to properly use a weapon. The storyline is horrible as well and the dialogue is terrible. This game features some of the most tedious and frustrating missions ever put into a game. Avoid at all costs, because this ride just crashes and burns. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2016
    2
    The concept itself may have been exciting at the time, and thats the only good thing that I can say about this game. The controls leave a lotThe concept itself may have been exciting at the time, and thats the only good thing that I can say about this game. The controls leave a lot to be desired. No effort was put into the story and writing Full Review »